Research data

The HSRC Research Data Service provides a digital repository facility for the HSRC's research data in support of evidence based human and social development in South Africa and the broader region. Access to data is dependent on ethical requirements for protecting research participants, as well as on legal agreements with the owners, funders or in the case of data owned by the HSRC, the requirements of the depositors of the data. We facilitate data use by preparing comprehensive metadata and disseminating data and related documents to appropriate target audiences. Data sharing is subject to an End User License agreement. Data sets from the following projects have been curated and are available for use:

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Research data: AGRICULTURE

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2020 Indigenous knowledge and modern sciences: complementary wisdom to help farmers: combining two knowledge systems to help sustain agricultural production in South Africa

For a very long time African communities, especially rural smallholder farmers, have relied on information gathered using indigenous systems...

2020 Re-thinking the value of land-based livelihoods in former Bantustans of post-apartheid South Africa

This paper explores the value of land-based livelihoods in former bantustans of post-apartheid South Africa. South Africa, particularly the ...

2019 Investment in public agricultural research in South Africa: a critical review of the evidence

This policy brief concerns an investigation into trends of public-sector investment in agricultural R&D in South Africa. The evidence sugges...

2018 Water quality impacts on agricultural productivity and environment

An estimated 20% of the world???s cropland under irrigated farming produces 40% of the global harvest, which means that irrigation accounts ...